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Pigeon Forge Axe House is a family-friendly, thrilling experience in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. Pigeon Forge Axe House is the place to learn how to safely throw axes with amazing axe coaches.

What is axe throwing?

This is the ultimate adventure for those looking to step outside of your comfort zone. Axe throwing is a new popular sport in the United States and is growing rapidly. Like darts, axe throwing is a target sport focused on earning a number of points determined by where your axe sticks. In axe throwing, the bullseye is the most important spot on the target. Once you get the hang of axe throwing, there are a number of games you and your party can play to ramp up the competitive spirit among your group.

Is it safe to throw axes?

Yes, just like darts or archery, axe throwing is very safe when participants follow the instructions and safety rules detailed by the axe coaches.  The staff is experienced and highly trained. There will always be a staff member monitoring your throws for safety and guidance through your entire experience. Only participants that have gone through the safety lesson and signed a waiver are allowed to enter the throwing arena.  This also includes those that are wanting to just observe. All players must follow all instructions from their axe coach. Failure to do so could result in removal.

What are the basic requirements/age restrictions?

Whether you are throwing axes or watching, everyone in your party must sign a waiver to enter the throwing area. For each participant, a safety briefing demonstrated by one of the experienced axe coaches is required. Additionally, every participant must wear closed-toe shoes in order to throw.

Pigeon Forge Axe House does not have an age requirement for participants. Those under 18 must have a waiver signed by a legal guardian and those under 16 must be accompanied by a legal guardian to participate. If you are unsure about your child’s ability to throw, ask an axe coach about allowing them to throw in a test lane. The coaches can help you make the best decision.

Note: Pigeon Forge Axe House reserves the right to refuse service for anyone we feel has not taken the safety briefing seriously. If an axe coach feels that a participant is putting others in danger, that person may be asked to leave or escorted off of the property.

What about food and drinks?

Yes! Pigeon Forge Axe House offers Pigeon Forge’s best pizza from Pizza at the Cove. The restaurant will offer customers with varieties of pizza, wings, sandwiches, appetizers, desserts, candy, and much more. Are you thirsty? Coke products are available with free refills.

They also offer customers a variety of beers to choose from. Get a beer, hang out with your friends, and throw some axes.

Note: No outside food or drink is permitted. They have the right to refuse alcohol service to anyone appearing to be under the influence. All food or drinks must be kept out of the throwing lanes and behind the red lines.

How much does it cost and what can you look forward to?

Rates are as follows:

  • $20.00/person for 1 hour

  • $35.00/person for 2 hours

*Additional hours are $15.00/person and is based on availability

It is important to note that your time starts once your Axe Coach takes you back to the lane.  In the instance that your party arrives late for your reservation, the team will do their best to accommodate your time.  However, if there is another reservation behind yours, they will be unable to accommodate being late. To avoid any delays, we recommend arriving at your scheduled time at least 15 minutes early.

What is the cancellation policy?

Mandatory 24-hour notice is required for all cancellations.

Canceling or changing the number of participants with less than the mandatory notice requirement could lead to the forfeit of your deposit. This includes changes to your participant number, arrival time, and choosing to throw once your party arrives.

Meeting the mandatory notice requirements will allow you and your party to reschedule or make changes to your reservation without the threat of losing the deposit.

To make any changes to your reservation, contact us at 865-366-1476.

Are discounts offered?

At Pigeon Forge Axe House, they want to thank the brave men and women who risk their lives every day for our country. They are proud to offer the “Axes for Heroes” program for active Military, Police, Firefighters, and EMS personnel. This program includes:

  • 50% off of their throwing experience

  • Free throwing on Veteran’s Day

For those looking to book a private gathering (birthdays, office parties, bachelor parties, etc.), please contact them via email at info@axehousetn.com for pricing and availability. Discounts are based on party size. Any large group events must be booked in advance. This will give the team an opportunity to create the perfect environment for your party.

What should you wear?

Our only requirement for clothing is closed-toe shoes. That means no flip flops or sandals. Because you will be working with sharp axes, they want to keep you and your feet as safe as possible.

They also recommend wearing clothing that is comfortable and does not restrict you from throwing an axe.

Hint: The coaches especially like it if you come dressed as a lumberjack!

What are the rules?

  1. Do not throw axes anywhere except at the targets. Only throw when your axe coach gives you the signal.

  2. There are clear safety lines for each throwing lane. The furthest one back is for food/drinks and spectators. Do not pass that line unless you are throwing. The closest line is your boundary when throwing. Do not pass that line to retrieve axes until your Axe Coach gives you the signal.

  3. Nobody is to throw anything if someone is in the lane.

  4. Do not remove axes from the throwing lanes unless they are your personal property. Axes that belong to them will clearly be marked with Pigeon Forge Axe House.

  5. Nobody is allowed to use their real name when throwing. You must come up with your axe throwing name. This new name cannot be your name or anybody else’s. It must be original to you. When you check-in for your reservation, you will be given a name tag to write your new name on.

  6. Be respectful of others. They encourage friendly competition, but bullying is not cool. Please keep everything respectful and enjoy this exciting sport!

  7. Don’t forget to have fun! That is what this is all about. If you were not satisfied with your visit, please feel free to send an email to info@axehousetn.com.

  8. If you take pictures and post them on Instagram, please tag @AxeHousePF! They will give you a like and a share.

  9. Like them on Facebook @AxeHousePF! Facebook is the best place to keep up with events at the axe house. They are always posting about exciting events coming up!

Do they provide axes? Do you need to bring your own?

They provide everything needed to have a fantastic throwing experience. There is no need to bring your own ax. However, if you have an axe from home that you would like to use, you may bring it. Your Axe Coach must inspect the axe before you are able to throw it.

League members may bring their own axes if they meet the WATL (World Axe Throwing League) specifications. The blade can not be longer than 4 inches, the length of the axe must be 12-19 inches, and it must not weigh more than 3 lbs. For more information about WATL specifications, visit www.WorldAxeThrowingLeague.com.

** Photos and information courtesy of Pigeon Forge Axe House.

Pigeon Forge Axe House is located at 2850 Parkway, Suite 13, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863. The hours are 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. Due to Covid-19, they are only accepting half of the bookings they normally would. To book, please call 865-366-1476.

The owner and founder of The Smoky Mountain Life, Kim Hunt, is a lifelong resident of southeast Tennessee and lover of all things Smoky Mountains. 

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